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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 4 sections

  1. 1 Safe Driver
  2. 2 Expect the Unexpected
  3. 3 Reading the Road
  4. 4 Safe Vehicle
Dashboard of a car - Driver Awareness Training
A man putting his seatbelt on

In our first section, we will focus on being a safe driver. This means more than how long someone has been driving for. Tiredness, alcohol, stress, and distractions, like mobiles phones, sat-navs, and passengers, are all common factors in the vast majority of accidents.

2 cars at a cross roads and another car approaching

Defensive driving is a mindset which everyone should adopt when they are out on the road. It will help to increase users awareness of danger and hazards, and to adjust their driving to avoid them. This section will focus on speed limits, stopping distances, communication and COAST - an acronym for defensive driving. 

Direction signs you might see on the road

Our third section will look at all the things we need to look out for when on the road. We will cover road signs, smart motorways, adjusting driving to where you are driving, for example, down motorways or country roads. 

Someone making checks to their engine

Our final section will look at the safety of a vehicle. Before heading off on a long journey, it’s a good idea to make sure that the vehicle is safe and will get you to your destination without breaking down.

About this course

This online driver awareness course aims to highlight the daily risks associated with driving. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will have a heightened awareness of what's going on around them, where other drivers and road users are, what they are doing and what they might do next.

It also includes information on preparing for a journey and checking your vehicle, as well as outlining the steps you should take if you're involved in an accident or you break down. It's perfect for those driving as part of a commercial fleet or for those who regularly go offsite as part of their job.

If you drive 25,000 or more miles for work, it's probably the most dangerous part of your job. In fact, there is a 1 in 8,000 chance of suffering a fatal accident whilst driving. It’s estimated that around a third of all road accidents each year involve somebody who was driving for work. This accounts for 20 deaths and 250 serious injuries every week.

Driving is something most of us do every day and it's easy to become complacent, particularly if you are regularly travelling the same route. This driver awareness training course acts as a gentle reminder of general road safety and the things you can do to keep yourself and other road users safe.

Our course can be used for personal as well as work purposes. It acts as the perfect refresher for ANYONE that drives regularly, be it on business or not.

Chris Miller, a presenter of Driver Awareness Training

Presented by

Chris Miller

The importance of Driver Awareness Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Driver Awareness Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Driver Awareness Training course concludes with a 10 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Driver Awareness Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Driver Awareness Training Certificate

3,715 real user reviews

4.6 out of 5
Course is to easy for commercial drivers

Needs more substance for experienced drivers, this was more for beginners who are in the process of learning to drive.

pretty useless as I don't drive

This user gave this course a rating of 1/5 stars

Very worth while learning the latest dri

a A worth while course


This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Simple and effective

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Good overall, see summary

The item for Automatic lights needs to be expended as they don't work in dull wet conditions. I always feel if you need to use your windscreen wipers then you should also put on your head lights.

Very informative.

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Great refresher

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

There are a number of laws that protect people whose jobs involve driving: 

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 exists to make sure there are high standards of health and safety at work, whilst protecting employees and the public from work-related activities. This includes driving. Everyone has a duty to comply with the Act and if you drive unsafely at work, even if you’re driving your own car both you AND your employer can be prosecuted. You also have a responsibility to ensure that others are not put at risk by your work-related driving activities.

Employers have duties under health and safety law for on-the-road work activities. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act) states you must ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all employees while at work. You must also ensure that others are not put at risk by your work-related driving activities. The self-employed have similar responsibilities.

HSE - Managing work-related road safety

You also have duties under road traffic law: The Road Traffic Act and the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations, which are administered by the police, and other agencies such as the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, this course is IOSH & RoSPA approved and CPD accredited.
Yes, upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate.
No. Although this course touches upon the dangers of speeding, it cannot be used as a speed awareness course.
Whilst most employers are familiar with the Health and Safety at Work Act in its ‘traditional’ capacity, some may not be aware that employers’ responsibilities extend beyond the office and also cover the safety of employees whilst travelling on the roads for business purposes. Employers must provide company drivers with information regarding Potential risks arising from their work, proposals to manage and/or control these risks, relevant health and safety training, as well as documents such as driver training policy, road safety policy, and vehicle maintenance policy.
Yes! As with any iHASCO course, you can get free trial access at any time.